Combining cannabis with yoga may very well be the next big thing. If you’re lucky enough to live in a place where marijuana is medicinally legal or better yet, recreationally legal, you absolutely need to try ganja yoga.
Ganja yoga teachers encourage students to smoke cannabis prior to participating in their yoga classes. These classes are on the sudden up-spring in places like San Francisco and Toronto, quite simply, because people are loving them.
Yoga is intended to sync the body and mind through breath work and stretching of the body. Marijuana has the capabilities to deeply relax one’s self by quieting chatter of the mind. Both cannabis and yoga have been linked to the expansion of spiritual awareness, solely on their own, but together they create an effortless channel to mindfulness.
Classes begin with a smoking session where participants smoke the healing herb as one, which is then followed by a tranquil yoga session.
Naturally, when something new arises, controversy is almost always in the audience. Some yogis feel that yoga shouldn’t be combined with cannabis because yoga is designed to “master self” without outside assistance. However, a number of people disagree with this argument.
Those who practice ganja yoga say that their relaxation is increased, because their brain activity is decreased. For yoga students with physical ailments, they say combining marijuana with yoga is the only way they can exercise because cannabis eliminates the pain that would otherwise prevent them from exercising at all.
After smoking marijuana, your body goes through a series of changes. The heart slows down, the breathing rate changes, the brain waves alter and the mind becomes calm and still.
As someone who has experienced this life changing combination, I can tell you that it’s unlike anything you’ve ever tried before. I tried ganja yoga in a class setting as well as on my own. When I tried it in on my own, what I discovered was incredible.
My body naturally guided itself into poses, and I didn’t have to think about what to do next. My breathing was deep and steady, and my focus was impeccable. I was truly able to go with the flow that my mind and body so desperately craved.
With cannabis awareness on the rise, people from all over the world may soon be able to experience this truly, remarkable duo.
“Ganja Yoga Classes are Healing and Awakening experiences designed to open and expand your perspectives on life, allowing you to recognize your Divine Spiritual Nature and your Creative Powers to Create the Life You Desire.”-Jess Jones, Ganja Yoga Instructor